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What Makes a Map Good

The most useful maps distort what they depict and leave out tons of possible information

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FFrom its earliest days, humankind has put thought into the world: cave art depicting animals, tallies on sticks and bones, and especially a wide variety of maps, suited to different purposes, from a small portable stone map found in Spain that was used for navigation by foot to…




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Barbara Tversky

Barbara Tversky

Cognitive scientist and author of Mind in Motion: How Action Shapes Thought.

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